Program Details

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology degree focuses on problem-solving using technology with hands-on activities designed to provide students technical experience required in the workplace.
Location:
Phoenix, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Bachelor
Specialty:
Information Technology, Information Technology

Program Overview

Program Description:

What Is a BS in Applied Technology Degree?

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology degree focuses on problem-solving using technology with hands-on activities designed to provide students technical experience required in the workplace. Throughout this program, students take courses in networking, security, database systems and information technology process management.

The curriculum for this program includes intensive, project-based courses that help students develop skills in project management and communication within the profession. This program aligns with GCU’s Christian mission, aiming to develop graduates committed to upholding ethical and moral principles within the field of technology.
Skills You’ll Learn With a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Technology

GCU’s BS in Applied Technology was created by the College of Science, Engineering and Technology to strengthen students’ understanding of information technology. In this program, students examine the design, development, implementation and maintenance of relational database structures. In addition, students learn about the changing modes of communication and recognize the advances in digital communications. Students gain practical experience in developing and supporting a thesis or position in written, oral and visual presentations. Throughout the program, there is a focus on the interpersonal skills and communication strategies and techniques required for success in diverse organizations, enabling students to gain a basic understanding of how cybersecurity threats impact society and more.

To complete this program, students must take a minimum of 120 credits and pass courses including:

    Fundamentals of cybersecurity
    Information systems design and development
    Introduction to database structures
    IT business case planning for global enterprise
    Managing business communications and change
    Professionalism in science and technology-communications, conduct and ethics

This program concludes with an IT project, which gives students the opportunity to work in teams to tackle real world applied research and design projects in their chosen area of interest. To complete this project, students develop a project proposal, conduct a feasibility study, learn to protect intellectual property and develop teamwork skills, budgets and a schedule for completing the project.
Applied Technology Degree Jobs for Graduates

Graduates of GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology are prepared for professions in information technology. Graduates may go on to become:

    IT project managers
    Network support specialists
    Process engineers
    Software engineers
    Systems engineers
    Technology trainers

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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